Don’t Miss the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
Connect with nature in a new and unique way when you visit Albuquerque, New Mexico, and check out the Sandia Peak Tramway. The Sandia Peak Tramway is an aerial tramway that stretches from the northeast edge of the city, all the way to the crest line of the Sandia Mountains. It is considered the world’s third longest spanning aerial tram.
About the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
The Sandia Peak Tramway made its first trip in 1966, and today makes 10,500 trips per year. This tram is known as a double reversible jigback aerial tramway—in other words, while one tram car is ascending, the other is descending. It goes up the western side of the Sandia Mountains, and the normal speed of the tram is 12 miles per hour. The view from the Tram includes all of Albuquerque, plus an additional 11,000 square miles of the New Mexico countryside—truly a sight to behold. And don’t think that the only attraction is seeing the state from up high—there are recreational attractions to enjoy once you reach the top of Sandia Peak.
In addition to breathtaking views and a relaxing yet unique way to travel, the Sandi Peak Aerial Tramway brings visitors to the top of the Peak. There, visitors can enjoy recreational hiking, backpacking and nature hikes, and skiing during the winter months.
During the summer, traverse the more-than-26 miles of mountain bike trails. If you’re more of a casual traveler, however, you’ll enjoy the High Finance Restaurant, which is located just adjacent to the top tram terminal. There, diners enjoy spectacular views of the New Mexico scenery. At the base of the tram, visit the New Mexico Ski Museum, open daily, to learn about the history of skiing in New Mexico.
No matter why you’re visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico, be sure to check out the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. Book your hotel at Barcelona Suites, and start your ascension today!